Recreational Report
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SXUS46 KSEW 171220

Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
520 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Plenty of stormy weather this week. Strong wind
expected Tuesday in advance of a cold front that will move across
the mountain on Tuesday afternoon. Heavy precipitation also
expected. A dry lull in the weather is expected on Tuesday night.
A strong warm front on Wednesday then a cold front on Thursday
will bring period of heavy precipitation and strong wind. Snow
levels will drop on Thursday with numerous showers persisting
through Friday. Another strong front will cross the mountain on
Saturday and Saturday night.


.IMPACTS...Stormy weather will create difficult backcountry
skiing and mountaineering conditions across much of the alpine
terrain of Mt. Rainier, including the Muir snowfield. Blizzard-
like conditions with strong winds and near zero visibility are
likely. A high level of skill and experience in alpine terrain,
including use of GPS, is recommended for navigation and camping in
these conditions.


.TUESDAY...Windy. Rain and snow. No snow accumulation near
Paradise. Snow level near 9000 feet decreasing to 7000 feet in
the afternoon.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Windy. Mostly cloudy. Freezing level near
7000 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Breezy. Rain and snow. No snow accumulation near
Paradise. Snow level near 8500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Rain and snow. Snow level near
9000 feet.
.THURSDAY...Breezy. Rain and snow. Moderate snow accumulations.
Snow level near 6000 feet.


Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Tue    Tue    Wed    Wed    Thu
                            Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     13     15     18     15      4
                      W 80   W 60  SW 65  SW 80  SW 60

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     26     27     31     29     20
                      W 60   W 40  SW 60  SW 65  SW 35

Paradise  (5420 FT)     42     31     42     37     37
                      W 30   W 15   W 20  SW 20  SW 25

Longmire  (2760 FT)     49     37     49     43     46
                     NW 10  NE  5   N 10   Calm   W  5

++ Temperatures and wind for the summit and Camp Muir are average
   conditions expected in the free air at those elevations.
++ Temperatures for Paradise and Longmire are the expected highs and
   lows. Wind is the average wind expected during that period.

.Extended Forecast...

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Showers. Snow level near 4500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Showers. Snow level near 4000 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Showers. Snow level near 3500 feet.
.SATURDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 6500 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Snow level near 8500 feet.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 8000 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 9000 feet.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level near
9000 feet.

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